Mauricio Pochettino the favorite to replace Quique Setien at Barcelona

Mauricio Pochettino the favorite to replace Quique Setien at Barcelona

Mauricio Pochettino is the early favorite to replace Quique Setien as Barcelona manager following the club’s Champions League humiliation on Friday. It’s widely expected the 8-2 quarter-final defeat will see Setien sacked just seven months after replacing Ernesto Valverde in the Camp Nou hotseat. According to RAC1, Pochettino is the club’s main target, and they have been working on his arrival “for weeks.” Pochettino’s past with Espanyol appeared to have ruled him out of ever …

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Quique Setien says Bayern defeat is ‘tremendously painful’

Quique Setien says Bayern defeat is ‘tremendously painful’

Barcelona boss Quique Setien didn’t want to talk about his future after Friday’s “tremendously painful” Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. The Bavarian giants thumped Setien’s men 8-2 at the Estadio da Luz which will surely bring an end to the 61-year-old’s brief reign at the Camp Nou. Setien was asked about his future after the game but said it was too soon to discuss whether he would remain in charge. “Right now, it’s too …

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Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich: Messi cuts a devastated figure in the Barcelona dressing room

Messi cuts a devastated figure in the Barcelona dressing room

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich Champions League humiliation Leo Messi couldn’t hide his devastation after Barcelona‘s crushing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich on Friday night. The Argentine was helpless to stop his side from being dominated by the Bavarians in a massively one-sided Champions League quarter final. An image that emerged from the team dressing room shows Messi unable to quite come to terms with what happened, staring blankly into the distance alongside Marc-Andre ter Stegen. It …

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Bartomeu confirms ‘decisions will be made’ at Barcelona after UCL exit

Barcelona president wakes up, realizes youth is important

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed “decisions will be made” following the club’s Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich. Manager Quique Setien is expected to be sacked after overseeing the club’s 8-2 defeat to the Bundesliga champions, but Bartomeu has hinted there could be more changes. Here’s what the president has had to say: “It has been a very, very tough night. I am sorry for the Barça fans and members, …

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Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich: Coutinho compounds Barcelona misery

Coutinho compounds Barcelona misery

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich Two goals and three assists in 15 minutes AFP As if it couldn’t get any worse for Barcelona. Quique Setien‘s side were already 5-2 down when Bayern Munich brought loanee Philippe Coutinho off the bench in the 75th minute. The Brazilian, against the club he’d disappointed so much for, had a hand in three more goals, including two of his own, to humiliate his employers. The former Liverpool forward set up Robert …

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Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich: Maldini: This is the tsunami that’s going to wipe out everyone: Setien, Bartomeu, Suarez…

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich: Maldini: This is the tsunami that's going to wipe out everyone: Setien, Bartomeu, Suarez...

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich Facing major changes Julio ‘Maldini’ Maldonado believes Barcelona’s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich could lead to wholesale changes at the club. Gerard Pique was outspoken after the match at the Estadio da Luz, offering to leave if new blood needed to come in. The futures of president Josep Maria Bartomeu, coach Quique Setien and some of the more senior players are being questioned. “This is the tsunami that’s going to wipe out …

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Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich: Nine of Suarez’s 24 passes came from kick off against Bayern Munich

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich Deja vu for the Uruguayan Luis Surez AFP Luis Suarez saw little of the ball as Barcelona were humbled by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. In fact, over a third of the Uruguayan’s passes came from kick-off as Quique Setien‘s side shipped goal after goal in the 8-2 defeat. Suarez made nine of his 24 passes from the centre centre – eight from Bayern’s eight goals and one from the start …

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